My mother takes narcotics and can't quit herself!!! If there is any medicine to make her quit faster please help!!! I believe in her but we don't have a lot of money for rehab every week.
babigurl, the only way to do this is a taper, i am on a very slow taper off of percocet 10/325. at one time i was taking 160 mgs, today, after struggling and alot of hard work and support from my family here at dc, im down to 130 mgs. i will soon work on cutting out 2.5 mgs per dose. although its a slow taper, i do feel the withdrawls and they are horrible. a taper causes restless leg and arm syndrome, depression and anxiety/panic attacks. do not try and do this cold turkey unless she can get the rite medications prescribed to her for withdrawls due to getting off pain meds. if shes getting them prescribed and is serious about getting off pain meds, be honest with her dr, he/she will help. ask about a taper plan. please try and understand and dont rush her, it is the worse thing to endure for any person. and for rehab, if you dont have insurance most rehabs will help put her on insurance thru the state. keep her hydrated, immodium for the runs she will get, and benadryl to help her promote sleep at nite, if you are going to still do cold turkey,look up the thomas recipe, many use it and its successfull, good luck
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